Hygiene 4 the Homeless
A guest blog by graduating Lyme 8th graders: Mary Cook, Juliet Kelly, Iris Levey, Elsa Bolinger, Una DiGeorge, and Dylan Wilcox
Can you imagine experiencing a normal bodily function as a threat to your dignity or having to choose between personal hygiene and a meal?
No one should have to endure living this way.
For homeless women, menstruation is an enormous challenge. By joining hands and raising our voices, we can create much-needed change in this world.
As a final project for our eighth grade health class at the Lyme School, six of us created an organization called Hygiene 4 the Homeless (H4H), to raise awareness about the struggles that homeless women face dealing with menstruation, and the potential dangers that can arise when feminine hygiene products are not readily available. In creating Hygiene 4 the Homeless, we are fundraising and collecting supplies to deliver to local homeless shelters and women in need, and as a whole, educating the public about this little-known – but very important – issue.
How to Donate:
We accept monetary donations as well as donations of products, such as pads, tampons, menstrual cups, and more.
There is a collection box in the lobby of the Lyme School through the month of June, so if you have any extra boxes of pads, tampons, or other hygiene products that you are willing to donate, we would welcome your contributions.
Look out for donation jars in several businesses throughout Lyme as well – your spare change could make a difference in someone’s life.
You can also donate online through GoFundMe (click here). Most boxes of products cost over $4. Just by donating this amount, you can help to support homeless women.
For More Information:
Email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website (click here).
Thank you for your time, and we hope you’ll consider helping this important cause.
We are stronger together.